The psychotherapeutic relationship in massage therapy
Clark, T. (2019). The Psychotherapeutic Relationship in Massage Therapy. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, [online] 12(3), pp.22–35. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6715325/.
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Abstract: Psychotherapy and massage therapy (MT) are effective treatments for depression and anxiety. Little is certain about the mechanisms behind these effects in MT, but in psychotherapy they are attributed to a combination of common and specific factors, at the heart of which lies the therapeutic relationship. Research into the psychotherapeutic relationship in MT, therefore, may advance understanding of its impact on depression and anxiety.